This topic is for this community to get together and think of ideas how to harass(1) jolla into finally fixing avc1.
I’ve reported the issue with avc1 decoding like over a year ago, and I think it’s regression even. Point and bug being that when you stream avc1 video via gstreamer(2), seeking is not possible and that prevents me from using it in microtube and that prevents people with older devices to be unable to use it. Some devices even from 2017 still don’t have vp9 decoding. And since over a year there has been nothing done to fix it so i hope that people interested in using microtube on older devices will get together and push jolla into fixing it. So any ideas how do we do that?
(1). Take word “harass” with massive grain of salt, I’m not talking about serious harassment it’s just funny word that represents bugging them a lot.
(2). I said gstreamer so you might be like “pfft so what it’s just your stupid app that uses it directly” so I can remove all doubts saying that qtmultimedia also uses it so it also affects gallery app (if it had streaming option)
Ad. 1. There are many many more bugs with droidmedia, like the fact that basically only vp9 is somewhat functional and no other coded really works, or that 10 bit doesn’t decode even though droidmedia doesn’t report it not supported, but these have lower priority
Ad. 2. You also might say “If you know so much about that why don’t you fix it yourself” and my answer is that I can’t do everything at once. I might if nothing gets done but for now i would rather avoid it